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Downtown Greer takes on look of a snow village

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Friday, February 12, 2016

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Two joggers enjoy a run in downtown Greer.
 

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Two joggers enjoy a run in downtown Greer.

 



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Mike Davis of the city's public services department is putting down chemicals along the walkway preparing for the First Friday luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
 
 

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Mike Davis of the city's public services department is putting down chemicals along the walkway preparing for the First Friday luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

 

 



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A Chamber of Commerce type of winter day is captured by Nikki Crabtree.
 
 

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A Chamber of Commerce type of winter day is captured by Nikki Crabtree.

 

 



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City Hall and park can easily be portrayed as a ski lodge in the snowy setting.
 

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City Hall and park can easily be portrayed as a ski lodge in the snowy setting.

 



Downtown Greer took on the look of a snow village Friday morning with City Hall masquerading as a ski lodge.

A sudden snowburst, according to the Nation Weather Service (NWS), layered Greer and surrounding areas with a soft, beautiful snowfall.

Barbara Timmerman, photographed on the home page, was all smiles walking along Trade Street with the sudden snow. “This is so beautiful to walk in,” Timmerman said. She had moved to Greer from Charleston recently when her husband took a job at Michelin.

The snow blanketed vehicles downtown and was already creating a driving hazard on Victoria Street and sidewalks downtown. City Park was layered with a snow cover.

Customers at the Stomping Grounds were already questioning how schools would react but it was too early for Greenville County Schools to make a call whether to let students go home early. 

The NWS reported a band of light to moderate snow is moving across portions of the Upstate and the western Piedmont and Foothills of North Carolina.

The snow burst may briefly mix with sleet and result in a dusting across the area. but no additional accumulations are expected. The area of snow is moving east between 45-50 mph and thus any one location should see no more than an hour to an hour and a half of snow, according to the NWS.

The coldest weather of the season is expected over the weekend and there's an increasing likelihood of a winter storm on Monday, according to the NWS. Of course, parents are not to worry. School is out because it's President's Day.

 

 

 

 

 

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